Bring your musical instruments this weekend!!

Musicians! There will be many opportunities to take part in a traditional Irish music session this weekend at Irish Fest!

  • Friday evening after the show at Shannon’s Pub
  • Saturday evening before the concert and at intermission at the West End Cultural Centre
  • Saturday night after the concert at the Irish Club
  • Sunday afternoon after the Ceili at the Irish club.

So remember to bring whatever musical instrument you can play and join in the craic!

Schedules are now posted!

The weekend schedule and workshop schedules are now posted! See the tabs above.

Our Supporters

Comhaltas Winnipeg would like to thank our generous supporters!

McNally Robinson BooksellersMcNally Robinson Bookstore

Irish Association of ManitobaThe Irish Association of Manitoba

Shannon's Irish PubShannon’s Irish Pub

The West End Cultural CentreThe West End Cultural Centre

Tickets Now on Sale!

Go to the “Tickets” tab above to find out where to buy tickets or to purchase tickets online


Irish Fest Sponsorship opportunities

You can help support Irish Fest through sponsorship opportunities in return for advertising and recognition in our workshop program and on our website. See our sponsorship form 2016-festival-sponsorship


Echoes of Erin touring members

The tour group for 2016 consists of

Carla Hanafin (Dancer) Tralee
Tim Doyle (Pipes) Dublin
Paul Clesham (Concertina) Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Fiona Nic Conmara (Fiddle) Dublin
Jana McCarthy Kent (Flute) Tramore, Waterford
Uinseann Ó Murchú (Box) Gorey Wexford
Séamus Ó Flatharta (Harp, Bodhrán, Dancer & Singer) Galway
Seamus Tierney (Flute) Cavan
Grainne Nic Ghiobúin (Harp) Limerick
Sarah O’Gorman (Fiddle) Waterford
Annette Hannigan (Banjo) England
Vincent Jordan (Manager) England
Fernando Marcos (Dancer) Argentina
Eimear Arkins (Fiddle, Singer & Dancer) Ennis, Co. Clare
Joe Arkins (MC & Singer) Ennis, Co. Clare
John Lee (Sound) Dublin
Cara Hagarty (Dancer)


See their photo in the Photos section

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Echoes of Erin

The Echoes of Erin tour will once again grace the stage at Irish Fest! Gala concert will be September 24. Stay tuned for more details about Irish Fest 2016.

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Irish Fest needs YOU!


Irish Fest is looking for volunteers to help in various ways

  • billeting of musicians
  • drivers for airport pickup
  • taking tickets at the door of events

If you would like to help, please contact

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